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Pacific Ridge School Athletes Develop Community and Character

Developing Healthy Student-Athletes at Pacific Ridge School by Macaroni Kid Carlsbad  According to non-profit Common Sense Media, teens consume an average of nine hours of entertainment media per day, with tweens averaging six hours. With that kind of online connectivity, it’s important for adolescents and teenagers to develop healthy physical, mental, social and emotional skills. […]

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Youth Athlete Training in Carlsbad

Importance of Proper Youth Training Protocols

Training the youth athlete effectively takes thought, adherence to science-based modalities, patience and always a bit of fun!  With the proper type of programming, training youth athletes can produce measurable results rather quickly, while still maintaining a safe environment that leads to building a foundation of efficient movement skills for the future. Many of us

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Grind….what you all know about GRIND???

Two Saturdays ago I found myself arriving home around midnight, after more than a couple celebratory IPAs and an ill-advised whiskey nightcap.  Sleep was in major need but not gonna happen, as I was still buzzing from my friend Keanu Asing’s requalification on the Championship Tour.  So I decided to throw on one of my

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Anatomy 101: A Thrower’s Arm

On average 50% of baseball and softball players experience a throwing-related injury. According to the American Sports Medicine Institute, “The 2014 National Electronic Injury Surveillance System reported 130,376 emergency room visits due to baseball/softball related shoulder, elbow, trunk, lower arm, head, neck, ankle and facial injuries.” First and foremost, the main goal of training should be to keep

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Surf Smart, Prevent Injury

Surfing is not the first thing you think of when considering sports-related injuries. However, it has its fair-share of complications. Surfing poses risks of concussion, head injury, and even spinal fractures. Although these injuries are scary, they are much less common and not necessarily preventable with preparation (other than looking out for nearby kooks). Many

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The Four Performance Qualities EVERY Skateboarder Needs

Skateboarding can be an extremely entertaining sport to watch- these wiry humans spinning through the air, grinding on rails, and flipping their boards in seemingly impossible ways. Even the SOUND of skating seems to be quite pleasing to the ears.  (check out our boy Tom Schaar winning the recent Vans Park Series Event at the

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How to Prevent Back Pain from your Golf Game

Golf is a highly skillful and patient sport, yet requires a high demand on the athlete’s body. A majority of golfers, from weekend warriors to professional, have experienced some form of back pain. Due to the explosive rotational movement of the golf swing, there is a significant amount of stress placed on the body, particularly

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